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TitleAge-Related Macular Degeneration [electronic resource] : Current Treatment Concepts / edited by Winfried E. Alberti, Gisbert Richard, Robert H. Sagerman
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2001
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Descript XII, 210 p. online resource


Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a frequent disease of the elderly and the most common cause of blindness. During the past decade a variety of therapeutic options have been developed and made available for clinical use. Research results are maturing, but to date the interested reader has had to trawl the many journals of ophthalmology and radiotherapy to acquire relevant information. This book is designed to rectify this situation by providing a comprehensive report on the current forms of treatment for ARMD. After an introductory section on the diagnosis and features of ARMD, individual chapters written by internationally recognized experts document in detail the scientific fundamentals of radiotherapy and ophthalmic surgery, the treatment techniques, potential side-effects, and outcome. Several international study groups report the results of clinical research, focussing on the effectiveness of both radiotherapy and surgery. Special radiotherapy techiques such as proton beam therapy and brachytherapy are described, and their merits and disadvantages discussed. This unique book will be of immense value to all with interest in ARMD


Diagnosis and Clinical Features1 -- 1 Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Current Concepts of Pathogenesis and Risk Factors -- 2 Clinical Manifestations and Natural History of Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- 3 Diagnostic Workup -- 4 Planimetry of Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- Surgery of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)31 -- 5 Surgery โ{128}{148} an Overview -- 6 Limited Macular Translocation in Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- 7 Development of Microelectronic Visual Implants -- 8 Transplantation of Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cells -- Radiotherapy of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) โ{128}{148} Long-Term Results77 -- 9 Radiation Biology of Choroidal Neovascularisation of Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- 10 Principles and Technique of Radiation Therapy of Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- 11 Radiation Effects on the Eye -- 12 Long-Term Results of Radiotherapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- 13 External Beam Radiation Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Two-Year Results -- 14 Virtual Three-Dimensional CT Simulation of Radiotherapy for Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- 15 Radiation Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration โ{128}{148} a Wet Type Summary -- 16 External Beam Radiotherapy in Age-Related Macular Degeneration โ{128}{148} an Ineffective Approach? -- Clinical Studies of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)137 -- 17 Results of a Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Multicenter Trial on Radiation Therapy of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (RAD-Study) -- 18 External Beam Radiotherapy as a Treatment for Choroidal Neovascularisation in Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- 19 Long-Term Results of High Doses of External Radiotherapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Subfoveal Neovascularization -- 20 Low-Dose Radiotherapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization: Update of Results of the St. Gallen Prospective Randomized Study -- Special Radiotherapy Techniques165 -- 21 Brachytherapy for Macular Degeneration Associated with Subretinal Neovascularization -- 22 Proton Radiation Therapy of Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- 23 Various Therapeutic Regimens for Proton Beam Irradiation of Neovascular Membranes in Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- 24 Radiation Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration187 -- List of Contributors

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